What is an in-year application?
An application is an in-year application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group, but it is submitted on or after the first day of the first term of the admission year, or if it is for the admission of a child to an age group other than a relevant age group.
In-year applications can be made for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time to school (for example, starting primary school, moving to junior school, moving to secondary school or transferring to year 9/year 10 in a UTC or studio school). The majority of in-year applications for school places in Nottinghamshire will be dealt with through normal in-year arrangements. However, some children in vulnerable groups may find it difficult to secure a school place. In these cases, applications may be referred to the Lead Officer for Fair Access under the Fair Access Protocol, available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
What is the Fair Access Protocol?
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Fair Access Protocol (FAP) works in partnership with schools, parents and carers to ensure that vulnerable and or/hard to place children are allocated a school place as quickly as possible. Referral to fair access is made when a parent of an eligible child has not secured a school place under in-year admission procedures.
Nottinghamshire’s arrangements for in-year applications to Nottinghamshire schools
Nottinghamshire County Council has a well-established in-year scheme for applications for admission to Nottinghamshire community and voluntary controlled schools and some own admission authorities (OAA) have chosen to join this scheme.
Please see the links below for the Nottinghamshire County Council detailed Admissions Arrangements.